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Lowell Doesn't Expect To Be Released

Gordon Edes reports that Mike Lowell does not anticipate the Red Sox releasing him so that he can find playing time on another team.

“I don’t think they’re going to release me,” said Lowell, who returned here after the All-Star break after spending the past week and a half at home in Miami with the club’s permission.

“I think that’s been addressed. I’ve got no say. What do you want me to do?’’

“I don’t know if it’s specifically because I might beat them, I just don’t think they want me to go to another team while they pay my salary,” Lowell said. “At this point, they’re not going to get anything [in a trade]. You’re going to get a subpar prospect at best. There’s too much time left in the season, they’re not going to get money.”

That “subpar prospect” in Rangers talks has been Max Ramirez, and the Rangers would presumably still be willing to part with him for Lowell if Lowell is healthy and has most of his his contract paid by Boston.

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